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Jon Gosselin appears in his first television interview following the divorce announcement from estranged wife, Kate Gosselin. In the interview, he talks about years of abuse during their 10-year marriage.

“I took a lot of abuse from her. I was put down,” he says on ABC’s Good Morning America. “She’ll call me like, almost like a lame fish. Like I wasn’t going anywhere.”

He also says that Kate was always travelling while he had to stay with the kids — 9-year-old twins (Mady and Cara) and 5-year-old sextuplets (Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Joel, Alexis and Leah).

“Well, excuse me, I’m taking care of the kids. She’s on book tours, she’s doing all these things. You know, she’s gone a week. You know, comes back. Packs up and leaves again,” Gosselin, 32, says. “I’m standing there like, ‘Oh, OK. Your mom’s gone again.’

Since the split, things have been stressful for the couple, he says. An incident occurred last month, during which the police was called into their home, because Kate unexpectedly showed up while he was spending time with the kids.

“I wouldn’t let her in the gate,” says Jon, who is still dating Hailey Glassman, the 22 year old daughter of the plastic surgeon who performed Kate’s 2006 tummy tuck. “I said I’m spending time with my kids … and she’s going to have to leave and she tried to cry it up with the cops and it didn’t work and they told her she had to leave.”

You can watch the full Jon Gosselin interview on ABC’s Primetime: Family Secrets, Sept. 8 at 10 p.m. ET.

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We reported on Friday that Jon and Kate Gosselin were involved in a heated argument that led the police to order Kate to leave her $1.1 million dollar home.

According to USmagazine, Kate returned to the house to be reunited with her kids and Jon. Even though they chatted briefly, the tension in the air was apparent. The kids didn’t look happy and one of the sextuplets was seen wiping her eyes.

Not long after she arrives, Jon drove away. The estranged couple have said they will trade off living in their estate depending on who has supervision of the children.

“It was a miscommunication. Kate said she was coming home, and I said, ‘Well, it’s my time to spend with the kids.’ I don’t come home when she’s with the kids, and vice versa — and that’s how it’s supposed to be,” Jon explained, adding that Kate tried to “cry it up” to convince the cop to let her stay.

In an interview, Jon said Kate didn’t approve of the nanny Stephanie Santoro (a 23-year-old single mother who also works as a “shooter girl” selling shots at local club Legends). Last week, we reported that the pair were caught canoodling.

“I guess she didn’t agree with my babysitting,” he admitted.

At this point, these two really need to put aside their childish attitudes and focus on the kids.

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Even though Jon and Kate Plus 8 returned to TLC Monday night, the viewers did not return. The ratings have declined tremendously since the 1 month long hiatus.

According to USmagazine, the return of Jon & Kate Plus 8 brought in less than half the audience of the show’s previous episode.

The first half hour of Monday’s show showed Kate and the kids vacationing while Jon supervised their kitchen renovation, the second hour showed Kate camping with the kids without Jon. Both episodes drew 3.9 and 4.1 million viewers respectively.

The May 25 premiere brought about 9.8 million viewers so this is a significant drop. It may be time for TLC to pull the plug on this show.

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Reality seems to have finally set in for Kate Gosselin, who eventually took off her wedding band as news about her estranged husband gallivanting with other women can be seen all over the tabloids. Unlike Jon, Kate has taken a more subtle step toward a new life. For the first time, the reality star was photographed without her ring during a coffee run near her Pennsylvania home.

Even though Kate may not have been ready, Jon has certainly moved on after 10 years of marriage. Jon has been linked to a couple of women including 22-year-old Hailey Glassman and recently a tabloid reporter.

Kate on the other hand has been busy taking care of the kids. On Thursday, she took her two eldest children, Cara and Mady, 8, to a Jonas Brothers concert in Philadelphia, Pa.

“She gave a couple of waves and smiled to the crowd,” an observer tells PEOPLE. “She seemed like she was in a good mood … She looked great and got the VIP treatment.”

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We posted a poll a couple of weeks ago wanting to know if you will continue to watch Jon & Kate Plus 8 when it returns from hiatus. According to our poll below, majority of have no interest in watching the show when it returns, while several of you don’t care, with just a few saying you will keeping watching.

Well, you are not alone as Kendra Wilkinson of The Girls Next Door also says she won’t be watching the TLC show when it returns from hiatus on Aug 3rd. “We don’t watch that anymore,” she tells E! News. “I watched back when it was good and they weren’t all Hollywood. I feel bad for the kids.”

Kendra has also previously told Usmagazine.com that she would never allow her new baby to appear on her hit E! show Kendra. The 24-year-old reality star is expecting her first child with husband Hank Baskett.

“That will be all private,” she told Us. “I want to be able to spend my quality time with what’s been growing inside of me for nine months!”

Both Kendra and Hank have recently signed on to star in a second, 12-episode season of her E! show.

Please keep voting- we also love to read your comments.

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The Real Housewives of New York star, Alex McCord has decided to weigh in and advice Jon and Kate Gosselin after a recently publicized divorce filing.

Alex McCord, 35, and husband of nearly 10 years, Simon van Kempen, say that the key to staying together as a family while starring on TV show is to ensure your relationship is top priority.

“Remember that you [and your husband] were there first,” McCord told PEOPLE at the I Heart Gen Art 15th Anniversary benefit in New York City on Wednesday. “Remember that part of what makes raising your children a successful operation is having a successful relationship. And if you are not happy, I … guarantee you will foist that off on your kids and they will pick up on it.”

McCord and van Kempen, who have two young boys Johan and Francois, aged 5 and 3 respectively also offered some words of advice for other reality TV couples.

“Obsessively communicate,” McCord says. “Tell each other everything — the good, the bad and the ugly. Today, even I [thought to myself], ‘You can either just tell him, or you can sit and let it fester’ — and that’s when you get into trouble. So just come out with it, whatever it is.”

In a final advice, “Look out for your marriage as much as you look out for your kids,” adds van Kempen.

gosselin-hummel-nRumors of an additional member-Jon’s former fling Deanna Hummel being featured on the TLC show “Jon & Kate plus 8” has been shot down by a TLC spokesperson.

The New York Daily News reports, “Deanna’s role isn’t expected to be big, but because she’s part of Jon’s life, she’ll be filmed,” an insider told the paper. The rep for the network informed Entertainment Tonight that there were no plans for such arrangements.

According to TLC president, Eileen O’Neill, the network will stop airing the show until Aug. 3 in light of the couple’s split so that viewers can adjust to the new circumstances. “It’s hard to walk away from a big number,” O’Neill said, referring to Monday’s record 10.6 million viewers. “Once we understood that they were going to make an announcement [regarding their split], we discussed various scenarios with them,” she said. “We really collaborated on what would make sense for the family.”

O’Neill doesn’t foresee the show being cancelled or postponed further than August. She is “very confident” in the August return date.

Regarding any changes on the show, TLC believes that the focus will remain on the parent-child relationship.

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Following the rumors surrounding the marriage of Jon & Kate Plus Eight stars, Kate and Jon’s marriage appears to be coming to an end, according to PEOPLE.

Documents have been filed to get the divorce proceedings rolling. The divorce was filed at the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown, Penn., Monday afternoon.

Both Kate and Jon have been struggling in their 10-year marriage, while Kate remains committed to her career as reality TV star, Jon wants a less high profile life. Several months ago, photos of Jon with a young woman surfaced all over the tabloids while rumors of Kate having an affair with her bodyguard also started.

The fifth season premiered on May 25 with the highest ratings. During the show, the couple admitted to having marital problems and being unsure of their future as a couple. “Parents of multiples have triple the divorce rate,” Kate said through tears. “I was thinking we were going to beat that. I don’t know if I can say that anymore.”

According to the TLC promo, a major announcement about the family will air tonight on the episode of Jon & Kate Plus Eight.

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